Plus 2 more!
Whoever invented board books had moms in mind. Washable, durable, portable—board books are one of the best inventions ever!
First thing every morning my own tenacious almost-two-year-old brings me something from her board book collection. She stands on them, chews on them, picks them up by the pages. While they have definitely seen better days, these books are still alive and kicking (so to speak). After my kids are done with them, I go around and pick up the pieces, taping pages together or wiping chocolate goo off of them if needed. At the end of the day, they get what I call “the mom treatment”—I renew them, making them ready to withstand another chaotic day.
And that’s who Messiah is.
We get stepped on, bitten, shaken, and torn by all of life’s ups and downs. But, at the end of the day, Yeshua picks us up and wipes away the yuck. He puts us back together, providing us with the rest we need to be able to withstand another day.
He is Jehovah Rapha—our healer.
“If you will diligently listen to the voice of YHWH your Elohim, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am YHWH, your healer (Rapha).” Exodus 15:26
I had the pleasure of introducing you to a new line of board books from Graham Blanchard and Callie Grant last October. These books have been created for the purpose of teaching little ones about who the Creator is.
Little Seed: A Life is a colorful, fully illustrated board book that explains about how seeds grow into plants—from the inside out! It takes lots of time for a seed to become what it was meant to be. This story is a great resource for parents teaching children about Elohim’s plans and purpose. Just like the little seed, children take time to grow into who they were created to be. As parents, it is our job to help nourish and train our kids, guiding them as they grow to be disciples for the Messiah. I love this book because it is simple and informative. the concept is easy for little minds to grasp and understand.
“Papa, is the air there?”
My youngest loves to be read the story Close as a Breath in which a little girl and her Papa go for an autumn stroll. She will bring this book to me and say “Papa, Papa!” We love to snuggle on the couch and read about how our amazing Creator is everywhere, in the air and trees, in the seasons and the stars. If we look at all He created, we will see Him. Filled with rhymes and the beautiful illustrations I have come to love in the Graham Blanchard board books, Close as a Breath is the perfect, soothing bedtime story for you and your littles.
Introducing children to the Messiah is so important, which is why I love the Knowing My God series from Graham Blanchard and Callie Grant. These board books contain full color photographs, scripture snippets, and simple explanations that bring children to a better understanding of who Yeshua is. Jesus Saves Me focuses on the Shepherd and His sheep, giving the perfect, Biblical illustration of what our relationship with Messiah looks like. He knows who are His and He lays down His life for His own. I love this verse the book quotes:
“They too will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock and one shepherd.” John 10:14-16
What a beautiful picture of how believers are all part of the same flock, having been grafted into the tree of Israel.
[box]To learn more about Graham Blanchard and the talented Callie Grant, check out this post featuring an interview with Callie and some of her other titles. I highly recommend this unique line of board books for parents of toddlers and preschoolers.[/box]
The Board Book Giveaway…
I am pleased to offer this set of three priceless board books in a giveaway to one of my readers. Simply enter via the Rafflecopter through Friday, February 28th. One random winner will be chosen and announced in my newsletter at the beginning of March (so be sure to subscribe in the sidebar).
What inspires you most about Elohim’s creation? I love hearing from you! Until then, happy reading!
Yours in Messiah Yeshua,
[box] There’s still time to enter my Little Book of Bedtime Giveaway! Enter through 2/28![/box]
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